Compare Natural Wood, Bamboo and Laminate
With wood flooring, you have three basic choices: natural wood, bamboo and laminate.
Natural wood comes from trees like oak and hickory. It can be more expensive, but almost never needs replacing — and it adds value to your home.
Bamboo is a fast-growing, giant grass. It's harder than red oak, costs less, and it resists insects and moisture.
Laminate is wood fiberboard with a wood grain image on top. It's durable, easily installed and very affordable.